Construction is complete on 23-20 Jackson Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the 85,851-square-foot structure yields retail space, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp. King Contracting Group was in charge of assembling the red brick façade for the property, which is located at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Pearson Street.
In celebration of Black History Month, the public plaza fronting 300 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn will feature a temporary outdoor theatre with programming from local artists and creators. Presented in collaboration by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Van Alen institute, Soft-Firm, and Two Trees Management, “Drive Thru” launched February 17 and will culminate in a live finale performance on April 13.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group, the structure will add 413 residences to the massive Greenpoint Landing complex. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 125 units for residents at 80 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $51,840 to $167,570.
Façade installation is getting close to completion on Parcel F, a 57-story residential skyscraper in the two-tower Gotham Point development in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Gotham Organization, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the 559-foot-tall tower stands adjacent to Parcel G, its 33-story, 443-foot-tall sibling. Together, the buildings will yield 1,132 rental apartments, of which 75 percent will be dedicated to affordable housing with age-restricted homes for seniors, as well as a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority and a 5-acre waterfront park constructed by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation. Handel Architects is the interior designer and BHDM was responsible for the model apartment interiors for the property, which is bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west.
Construction is complete on 168 Plymouth Street, a ten-story residential project in the DUMBO, Brooklyn Historic District. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the project involved the renovation and repurposing of the 102-year-old Concrete Daylight Factory at 42 Jay Street and the 132-year-old Brick & Timber Building at 50 Jay Street, with a one-story extension above the latter’s parapet. The property yields 46 units at the southwestern corner of Plymouth and Jay Streets, a short walk from the East River waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge Park.